I am taking a lapidary class at my local Gem Cutters Guild, and finally, after five weeks I have a completed cabochon!
It's Indian Bloodstone, which is a kind of jasper. If you look closely, there are little specks of hematite that twinkle silver when the light hits it. Sorry about the funky photo quality - the batteries on my digital camera are dead and so I just plopped my rock on my scanner. I'm going to do some fancy wire wrapping around it to make a pendant and wear my first-hand-cut-rock-ever with pride!